There’s a perception that we have to be hungry all the time.
That we have to spend hours in the gym, slogging away on the treadmill.
We have to count and track and weigh and measure.
Keeping a fresh feed of motivational memes and inspirational quotes.
Because if we don’t, we’ll realize that we actually hate our efforts.
This is why we yo-yo.
This is why we crash.
Because we go all FN in.
And then all FN out.
We’re “on” or we’re “off”.
And we spend a ton of time “off”.
And we know it.
We see past pictures of ourselves.
Or we read about some diet or exercise program we tried.
And we say things like “that worked”.
Yet, right now.
In this moment.
We’re nowhere near as lean, strong, or healthy as we know we deserve to be.
You might think starvation and excessive exercise “work”.
But if the results don’t last.
If you hate your life.
Do they really “work”?
How you define success is your business.
But consider a higher standard than fleeting, miserable, moments of being a specific shape or size.
Yes, your physical health matters.
Yes, being fit can enhance your short time on this rock.
However, your attempts to achieve health and fitness need not preclude all the other things in life that bring you joy.
So, continuously ask yourself whether your approach is sustainable.
Whether you can maintain it for the long run.
Whether your life is still worth living.
Only you can answer this question.
What you do is what you do.
It will be different from what somebody else does.
You deserve nothing but the best life.
You are worthy.
You’ve got this.